Debbie Harry backs Kirsten Dunst for Blondie biopic

'She's a sweetie' says the Blondie frontwoman

Deborah Harry has given her blessing to Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of her in a forthcoming Blondie biopic.

The Blondie frontwoman backed the actress after bloggers reportedly criticised the choice of Dunst for the role.

"I've met with [Dunst] a couple of times and hung out with her socially. She's just a sweetie," Harry told Spinner.

She added that she believes that Dunst is capable of handling the role, saying: "She's probably capable of a lot of things she hasn't been asked to do yet, and doing something that's sort of left of centre would be great for her."

The Michael Gondry-directed film is currently in pre-production.

Meanwhile, Harry is about to embark on a solo US tour in support of 'Necessary Evil' - her first solo album in 14 years.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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